Northern Natural Gas Company
Fifth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/31/9999, Docket: RP00-404-007, Status: Accepted
Original Sheet No. 142B Original Sheet No. 142B : Pending
RATE SCHEDULE PDD
Preferred Deferred Delivery Service
3. PREFERRED DEFERRED QUANTITY AND MAXIMUM ACCOUNT TOTAL:
The Contract Total Quantity (CTQ) shall be the maximum total volume of natural
gas, specified in the Shippers' PDD Service Agreement Appendices, that Northern
may accept for service under this Rate Schedule for injection or withdrawal to
the Shipper's account. Shipper shall not be permitted to exceed the CTQ.
The Preferred Deferred Quantity (PDQ) shall be the maximum daily volume of
natural gas, specified in Shipper's PDD Service Agreement Appendices, that
Northern may accept for service under this Rate Schedule for injection or
withdrawal. Shipper shall not be permitted to exceed the PDQ.
In addition to the PDQ, the Shipper will agree to a maximum total quantity
(MTQ), as set forth in the PDD Service Agreement Appendices, which will limit
the total amount in the Shipper's account at any time.
The maximum and minimum rates for service under this Rate Schedule are listed on
Sheet 55 of this Tariff. Shipper shall pay the maximum rate for service under
this Rate Schedule unless a lower rate has been agreed to as set forth in
The rates and charges for service under this Rate Schedule shall include each of
(a) Capacity Fee - The Capacity Fee set forth on Sheet No. 55 shall be
multiplied by the applicable CTQ. The Capacity Fee will be credited or
refunded in proportion to the amount of service that Northern is unable to
provide the PDD Shipper.
(b) Injection Charge - The Injection Charge per MMBtu set forth on Sheet No. 55
shall apply to all quantities received for Shipper's account.
(c) Withdrawal Charge - The Withdrawal Charge per MMBtu set forth on Sheet
No. 55 shall apply to all quantities delivered to Shipper.
(d) Monthly Inventory Charge - The Monthly Inventory Charge per MMBtu is set
forth on Sheet No. 55 and shall apply to the absolute value of the
inventory balances in the Shipper's PDD account for the month.
(e) In no event will Northern charge a PDD shipper more than that which it
would have charged an FDD shipper using the same injection and withdrawal
parameters over an FDD cycle year.
Discounted Rates: Northern may from time to time at its sole discretion charge
any individual Shipper under this Rate Schedule a PDD rate which is lower than
the maximum rate set forth on currently effective rate sheet, provided, however,
that such rate charged may not be less than the minimum rate set forth in
currently effective Tariff rate sheet for Rate Schedule PDD.
Negotiated Rates: Northern and Shipper may mutually agree to rates for services
that may be above the maximum rates or below the minimum on the currently
effective Rate Sheet for Rate Schedule PDD. Such rates shall be subject to
Northern's negotiated rate authority granted by F.E.R.C.
Transportation Service Associated with Deferred Delivery Service
PDD quantities must be delivered to or redelivered from a Deferred Delivery
point pursuant to a Throughput Service Agreement. Deliveries and redeliveries
of the PDD quantities shall be subject to the rates, terms and conditions of the
applicable Throughput Service Agreement including transportation entitlements
and capacity allocations.